To quote David Freeman, Tim took everything that made him weird as a kid and got people to pay him money for it as an adult.
Tim started creating advertising campaigns in 1995. In the ten years that followed, he won more than 80 awards for his ideas and execution of those ideas. Then, on 11/20/05, he decided entering awards shows was kind of a silly way to measure success.
When their son was diagnosed with autism in November of 2005, Tim learned pretty much everything he thought he knew was wrong, and he’s made it his mission since to teach people to look at the world a little differently and separate the merely urgent from the truly important.
Tim’s paying clients help to subsidize his volunteer and fundraising efforts with more than a dozen small not-for-profit organizations. In the last five years, he’s been fortunate to speak to more than 1000 not-for-profit organizations about how there’s never been a better time to do what it is they do, but there’s never been a more important time to be good at what it is they do.
Tim’s consulted businesses in four countries and regularly speaks to companies, conferences and colleges about how to communicate more powerfully, how to escape the pit of mediocrity and how best to let the world see you as you really are … not as you think you should be.
He’s the author of Good Company: Making It, Keeping It, and Being It - which went to #1 on Amazon.com’s Business & Investing, Marketing & Sales, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship charts.
He married Deidre – who’s much smarter and infinitely better looking than he deserves. This is not hyperbole. Ask anyone who knows them both. They have two children, Will and Sarah, and live out in the country on a couple acres in the middle of the middle west with Kitty and Fish44.
Tim chronicles mistakes made, lessons learned, and the sordid misadventures of clients, friends, and family here at The Daily Blur.
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TIM’S DISCLOSURES: If I’m talking about a client on the blog, I’ll identify them as such. If I’m reviewing a product that was given to me for free, I’ll let you know. If I link to something on Amazon.com, it’s an affiliate link that gives me about $1.47 a year in Amazon credit.
Who Are These Wizards?
Founded by Roy & Pennie Williams in 1987, Wizard Partners (aka Wizard of Ads) is a marketing research, teaching, and consulting organization. Our purpose is to help small business owners achieve business growth not just by percentages, but by multiples!
Wizard of Ads? Funny Name!
Roy was nicknamed the “Wizard of Ads” by an early client. This was due to the amazing growth generated by the business communication strategy he designed and helped implement. That business owner is still a client today.
Roy’s first book, The Wizard of Ads, “turning words into magic and dreamers into millionaires,” was voted Business Book of the Year in 1998.
His second book, Secret Formulas of the Wizard of Ads, was named the Wall Street Journal’s #1 Business Book in America in 1999 and became a New York Times bestseller.
The third book in the trilogy, Magical Worlds of the Wizard of Ads, reached bestseller status in late 2001.
Craig & Angela Arthur opened the first Wizard Partner office in Townsville, Queensland, Australia on August 1st, 2001. Since then, 48 more offices have opened in Canada, the United States, Central America, the United Kingdom, and Australia.